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The Firm

Fort Advocaten ("FORT") is a law firm located in Amsterdam. FORT is specialised in real estate law, corporate law, M&A, insolvency law & restructuring, franchise law, employment law and administrative law. Our 29 expert lawyers (of which 9 partners) have extensive experience in industries like retail, real estate, leisure, food, fashion and automotive and advise on a wide range of legal issues, ranging from landlord and tenant law to acquisitions and restructuring.

FORT was ranked as leading firm in the Legal500 EMEA edition in the section  industry focus "Retail".

We advise (international) corporate companies, midsized enterprises, governments, investors and regularly act as official receiver for the Amsterdam Court. We do so with dedication, spirit and expertise.

How we work

At FORT we believe in multidisciplinary teams. The lawyers in our various practice groups therefore work together closely. By pooling our knowledge and being alert to our clients' needs, we are able to achieve the best results.

FORT follows a specialist approach. Our lawyers always keep abreast of recent developments and follow specialist training courses in their field of law.

Our clients are our key focus. Every client has a dedicated contact at partner level. FORT values creativity and seeks ways to build solutions, providing top quality and service at reasonable rates. We accomplish more by working together and favour short lines of communication, fully focused on our client's case.

European alliance act legal

FORT is part of act legal, a European alliance of nine independent, mid-sized law firms that operate at the top-end of the market. act legal is currently active in Amsterdam (The Netherlands), Bratislava (Slovakia), Brussels (Belgium), Budapest (Hungary), Frankfurt  (Germany).Madrid (Spain), Paris (France), Prague (Czech Republic), Vienna (Austria) and Warsaw (Poland).

The alliance offers international companies operating on the European market high-quality advice, at the local and international level. This way act legal also forms, especially for American and Asian companies, an efficient one-stop shop for excellent legal support in Europe.

act legal represents a team of 400 first-class corporate and commercial lawyers, tax consultants and business experts to service demanding corporate clientele. We offer the market the best of all legal consultancy worlds, by combining top partner-led, local law firms with international professionalism.

act legal stands for high quality, fair pricing, efficient bespoke processes, strong partner involvement and a personal approach, all of which make it an attractive alternative to major international law firms.

FORT is also member of Abacus Worldwide, a global association of independent accounting and law firms.

  • Number of lawyers: 29
  • Languages
  • English
  • Spanish
  • Dutch
  • Member
  • Abacus Worldwide

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